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  • Televised sports going more and more to cable

    Berry Tramel | Updated: 5 hr ago

    ESPN will televise an NFL wild-card playoff game in 2015. And another brick in the wall falls. Cable television long ago took over sports programming, and now the championships are taking over more and more. The Final Four semifinals were on TBS.

  • OKC Thunder: Kevin Durant downplays Tony Allen's defense

    By Darnell Mayberry | Published: Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    For the second straight day, Kevin Durant grew a tad testy while fielding questions about Grizzlies guard Tony Allen’s defense. A query about what makes Allen’s defense on him more effective than other players was the second question asked of Durant following Tuesday’s practice. Durant paused several moments before answering, and before he finally parted his lips to speak he laughed at the question. “He’s good,” Durant said. “He’s good at dodging screens. He’s physical. But everybody plays the same way with me.” Later in his six-minute interview session, Durant was asked why he doesn’t post up more. His response fell somewhere between agitated and defensive.

  • Big 12 football notebook: Oklahoma loses another commitment

    By Ryan Aber and Jason Kersey | Published: Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    For the second time in a week, Oklahoma lost a football commitment. Three-star defensive tackle Du’Vonta Lampkin of Cyprus Falls, Texas, tweeted Tuesday night that he was reopening his recruitment. “This is an hard decision but theres (sic) not a reason that OU still isn’t my number 1,” Lampkin tweeted. “We feel taking the visits is the best thing for me so thats what I’m going to do!” Last week, Casady offensive guard Josh Wariboko-Alali, the Sooners‘ first commitment for the 2015 class, announced he had withdrawn his commitment as well. Lampkin had been committed to the Sooners since late November.

  • OKC Thunder: What kind of adjustments must the Thunder make to solve the Tony Allen problem?

    By Anthony Slater | Published: Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    Eddie Sutton is like a lot of orange-clad Oklahomans this week, torn between an Oklahoma State hoops standout and a beloved professional team. “Oh, I’m a big Thunder fan,” Sutton says. But he’s also a mentor and good friend to Memphis guard Tony Allen. “It’s like, I want the Thunder to win, but I want Tony to have a good game,” Sutton explained. “Sometimes that kinda puts you in a strange position.” The difference, though, between Sutton and some other split-allegiance Thunder fans is that the coach had a leading hand in creating the monster that’s now terrorizing the streets of downtown OKC and the nightmares of its superstar.

  • Sooners lose second commit in a week; DT Du'Vonta Lampkin decommits

    Ryan Aber | Published: Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    For the second time in a week, Oklahoma lost a football commit.

  • Big 12 football coaches don't see players as 'employees'

    By Jason Kersey | Published: Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    As the debate rages on about whether or not college football players should be allowed to form a union, Mike Gundy and Bob Stoops say they don’t look at players that way.

  • Golfer Rickie Fowler to be honored at Patriot Cup

    By Mike Baldwin | Published: Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    Former Oklahoma State standout is one of several big names set for Memorial Day event in Owasso.

  • OKC Barons' GM Bill Scott promoted

    By Mike Baldwin | Published: Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    Edmonton brings up Scott as its assistant general manager.

  • Media notes: Thunder defends title as NBA's local TV ratings champion

    By Mel Bracht | Published: Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    Thunder averaged 8.7 rating for 70 games on Fox Sports Oklahoma

  • RedHawks win in Memphis

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Oklahoma City RedHawks bult a seven-run lead and held on to defeat Memphis 8-3 at AutoZone Park on Tuesday. The RedHawks (12-8) split their four-game series in Memphis and also broke even on the eight-game road trip that began in Colorado Springs. Jon Singleton continued his hot hitting, blasting his eighth home run of the season in the third inning. Jonathan Meyer added a solo shot to give the RedHawks a 4-1 lead. OKC added three more runs in the seventh and one in the eighth for an 8-1 lead. Memphis rallied with two in the bottom of the eighth, but the RedHawks’ Rhiner Cruz struck out the side in the ninth inning to complete the win. RedHawks starter David Martinez (3-2) allowed three

  • Two former Oklahoma A&M basketball standouts pass away

    From Staff Reports | Published: Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    Don Johnson, an All-American for the Aggies in 1952, died Monday evening at the age of 83. Weldon Kern, a member of OSU's two national championship teams in 1945 and ’46, died Monday evening at the age of 90

  • Sharon Coyne still running for Jaci Rae

    By Jenni Carlson | Published: Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    After losing her daughter in the Oklahoma City bombing, Coyne started a new chapter in her life. Now she is returning to Oklahoma, to run the half-marathon in memory of her daughter.

  • Barons open playoff series vs. Texas

    By Mike Baldwin | Published: Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    Game 1: Texas at Barons When: 7 p.m. Wednesday Where: Cox Convention Center. Radio: KXXY-FM 96.1. Jim Byers play-by-play. Doug Sauter color. Scouting report: This is the first game of a best-of-five series. ... Texas won the season series 8-4. The Barons were 23-12-1 at home, Texas was 19-10-3 on the road. … Roman Horak (55 points) leads the Barons in scoring. Brad Hunt (50 points) owns the franchise record for points in a season by a defenseman. Named MVP of the Barons, team captain Anton Lander (52 points in 45 games) has returned after a call-up to Edmonton. … The Stars’ Travis Morin scored a league-high 87 points and was named AHL MVP. The high-octane Stars also have Curtis McKenzie (64 points).

  • Todd Nelson keeps OKC Barons pulling on the rope together

    By Mike Baldwin | Published: Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    The Edmonton Oilers’ AHL affiliate has made the playoffs four consecutive years. A big reason is the continuity of the system used by their coach.

  • Jon Kempin earns spot on United Soccer League's Team of the Week

    Chris Brannick | Published: Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    It’s Tuesday so that means the United Soccer League’s Pro Division Team of the Week.

  • Ratings watch: Thunder's first-round playoff ratings well below last year

    Published: Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    Game 2 earns a combined 19.5 rating

  • My take on the Oklahoma City Energy FC live chat

    Chris Brannick | Published: Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    Yesterday I had a chance to sit down with the big wigs of Oklahoma City Energy FC.

  • Tuning In: Wednesday, April 23

    Published: Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    WEDNESDAY MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 1 p.m., Arizona at Chicago Cubs, WGN (Cox 2)/MLBN (Cox 264) 2:30 p.m., Texas at Oakland, FSOK (Cox 37)/KGHM-AM 1340 6 p.m., St. Louis at N.Y. Mets. FSPLUS (Cox 68)/Cox 3 6 p.m., N.Y. Yankees at Boston, ESPN (Cox 29) NBA 6 p.m., Charlotte at Miami, TNT (Cox 31) 7 p.m., Dallas at San Antonio, NBATV (Cox 256) 8:30 p.m., Portland at Houston, TNT (Cox 31) NHL 6 p.m., Pittsburgh at Columbus, NBCSN (Cox 251) 7 p.m., Anaheim at Dallas, FSOK (Cox 37)/CNBC (Cox 41) 8:30 p.m., St. Louis at Chicago, NBCSN (Cox 251) AHL 7 p.m., Texas at Oklahoma City, KXXY-FM 96.1 COLLEGE SOFTBALL 6 p.m., North Texas at Oklahoma,

  • Oklahoma City Thunder: Guess who discovered Beno Udrih?

    Berry Tramel | Updated: 11 hr ago

    The Thunder was done in by Memphis’ backup point guard, Beno Udrih, in Game 2 of their Western Conference playoff series. Take a bow, Sam Presti. The Thunder general manager was part of the Spurs’ brain trust back in the day that selected a slew of international players.

  • Thunder Buddies Podcast: What adjustments must Scott Brooks make for Game 3?

    Anthony Slater | Published: Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    Welcome to the home of our newly created Thunder Buddies podcast, named, in part, from Universal Studio’s highly-acclaimed comedy ‘Ted’, but inspired by our continued hope for wall-to-wall coverage of OKC’s only professional team.